The 56th annual Grammy awards kicked off Sunday night (Jan. 26) at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Hosted by LL Cool J, the awards show brings out the biggest names in music.
The night was led by Jay Z, who was nominated for nine Grammy awards. He began the evening up for honors such as Best Rap Performance for his "Manga Carta Holy Grail" track "Tom Ford," and received two nominations in the Best Rap/Sung Collaboration category for "Part II (On the Run)," his recording with wife Beyonce, and "Holy Grail," his single with Justin Timberlake.
Other artists who started strong included Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell Williams and Macklemore and Ryan Lewis.
The 2014 Grammys highlight performances from some of the year's hottest artists. The stage at the Staples Center plays host to everyone from showstopper Beyonce to breakout performer Lorde to Grammys veteran Taylor Swift.
Keep up with all the Grammys action in the live blog below.
01/26/2014 11:46 PM EST
Because The Grammys Aren't Live Because This Isn't 2014 Apparently
call your relatives on the west coast and tell them it's not worth it #grammys— Kia Makarechi (@Kia_Mak) 4 years ago
01/26/2014 11:36 PM EST
Daft Punk Dominated Grammys Night
"Random Access Memories" was named Album of the Year, the fifth total Grammy Award Daft Punk won on Sunday night.
01/26/2014 11:32 PM EST
Guys, it happened. I met Beyonce. And she is an angel. And I am not worthy. And I will never stop shaking. #PatheticFanGirlOfTheYear— Anna Kendrick (@AnnaKendrick47) 4 years ago
01/26/2014 11:31 PM EST
Beyonce lays her eyes on Pharrell's hat, reacts accordingly #Grammys http://t.co/6LlaZFKN1N— BuzzFeedEntmnt (@BuzzFeedEnt) 1 year ago
01/26/2014 11:30 PM EST
Billie Joe Armstrong Is The Lead Singer Of Green Day
punk is dad http://t.co/euoxLezLMb— Ryan Broderick (@ryanpbroderick) 5 years ago
01/26/2014 11:29 PM EST
Matt Drudge Weighs In On The Grammys
GAY WEDDINGS AT GRAMMYS— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) 5 years ago
01/26/2014 11:27 PM EST
Do You Agree?
Kacey Musgraves is what Sandra Bullock would look like as a country star #Grammys— Nathaniel Rogers (@nathanielr) 6 years ago
01/26/2014 11:24 PM EST
The Grammys' In Memoriam Segment; Or ...
And now, with the evening's 57,000th piano recital...— Jody Rosen (@jodyrosen) 4 years ago
01/26/2014 11:22 PM EST
This Is What Madonna Looked Like During "Same Love"